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FUT Birthday Team 1 revealed in FIFA 20: Mbappe, Hazard, Rashford, more

Published: 27/Mar/2020 18:11 Updated: 27/Mar/2020 20:42

by Connor Bennett

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With the FUT Birthday celebrations finally hitting FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, EA SPORTS has revealed an all-new set of cards that are sure to find a place in your club – if you can afford them or are lucky enough to pack them.

For the past few years, EA SPORTS has been celebrating the launch of Ultimate Team with FUT Birthday. The promo, which is an annual in-game celebration, is designed to celebrate FUT’s roots – which stem all the way back to FIFA 2009.

With FIFA 20, Ultimate Team is in its 11th year and is still going as strong as ever – despite a few in-game issues creeping in every now and then – and a global health crisis that has seen the shutdown of all sports. Despite that they, EA SPORTS are marching on with their FUT Birthday celebrations, releasing a new batch of cards on March 27 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 6 PM GMT.

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FIFA fan-favorites are rewarded with the FUT Birthday promo.

The idea behind this promo is not to just boost certain cards’ stats but to also upgrade either their weak foot or skill moves to a much higher rating.

For example, Kylian Mbappe’s FUT Birthday card features a five-star weak foot, Eden Hazard’s has five-star skill moves, and Manchester City right-back Joao Cancelo now boasts both five-star skill moves and a four-star weak foot.

In total, the developers have released 18 new cards as part of Team 1, which means there will be a second set rolled out next week. So, let’s take a look at this first squad in-full. 

FUT Birthday FIFA 20 players

EA SportsPlayers 1-8 of FIFA 20 FUT Birthday Team 1.
EA SportsPlayers 9-15 of FIFA 20 FUT Birthday Team 1.
  • Mbappe (94) – five-star weak foot
  • Hazard (94) – five-star skill moves
  • Griezmann (92) – five-star WF
  • Rashford (90) – five-star WF
  • Haverts (90) – five-star WF
  • Muniain (89) – five-star WF
  • Sissoko (88) – five-star WF
  • Saint-Maximin (88) – five-star WF
  • Hernandez (88) – five-star SM
  • Cancelo (87) – five-star SM & four-star WF
  • Guerreiro (87) – five-star WF
  • Lozano (87) – five-star SM & four-star WF
  • Djene (87) – five-star SM
  • Correa (86) – five-star SM
  • Gaitan (85) – five-star WF

FUT Birthday FIFA 20 SBC and objectives

As well as the all-new cards that can be found in packs, EA SPORTS have also dropped a few other bits of content into Ultimate Team.

There is a new squad building challenge – SBC – that will reward you with a 90-rated Mesut Ozil card that features both four-star skill moves and a five-star weak foot.

Ozil FUT Birthday SBC: requirements, cheapest solutions, total cost, and more

There is also a set of objectives that, once completed, will allow you to unlock special Bellarabi and Paqueta cards – though it will be untradable and locked to your club.

Bellarabi & Paqueta FUT Birthday Objectives guide

The FUT Birthday Team 1 will be in packs, SBCs, and Objectives until Friday, April 3, after which Team 2 is expected to drop.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 10 live: Griezmann, Mendy, Lautaro, more

Published: 2/Dec/2020 18:00 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 18:07

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 10, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team so far, including the full squad and any leaks.

We’ll be honest right up front; this isn’t the best Team of the Week we’ve ever seen, but there are plenty of hidden gems in the squad nonetheless.

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Barcelona’s Antoine Greizmann, and Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman were all standout players over the weekend – with plenty of solid, if unspectacular cards, also in the running for TOTW 10.

FIFA 21 TOTW 10

The squad is headlined by Barcelona forward Griezmann, who had a spectacular goal in their weekend matchup against Osasuna. Lautaro Martinez, Iago Aspas, and Brighton keeper Pacheco tie for the second-highest rating of this TOTW, all featuring 86 overall ratings.

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy also gets in with his first In-Form of the year, sneaking into the conversation of potentially being a viable left-back option in the Prem.

Team of the Week 10 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS released the tenth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 10 promo began at 6pm (UK time), as per usual. That’s 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

TOTW player upgrades are now always announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the teams as soon as they’re live.

Iago Aspas could be one of the best FIFA 21 stars in the next Team of the Week.
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Iago Aspas is one of the best FIFA 21 stars in the next Team of the Week.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 10 leaks

Three weeks ago, EA SPORTS accidentally revealed a number of upgraded players early, totally by accident. In TOTW 8 and 9, they were extra careful to avoid that mistake. TOTW 10, however, appears to have had the same fate befall it.

Twelve players across the starting TOTW lineup, and the sub bench, were revealed early in FIFA 21 through the Ultimate Team Weekend League player pick packs. The next Team of the Week isn’t released until Dec. 2, but the players arrived early.

Here are the dozen leaked players who have already been found:

Leaked TOTW 10 players

  • Lautaro Martinez
  • Iago Aspas
  • Fabian Peña
  • Ruben Aguilar
  • Florian Neuhaus
  • Wout Weghorst
  • Dani Pacheco
  • Raphinha
  • Toko Ekambi 
  • Benoît Costil
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Benjamin Mendy

If more leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 10 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Griezmann is one of twelve FUT stars seemingly already confirmed for TOTW 10.
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Griezmann is one of twelve FUT stars that were already confirmed for TOTW 10.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 10 predictions

As always, ahead of this TOTW release, we compiled a list of all the players that could have gotten IF cards this week; let’s see how many of our predictions came true!

  • Sam Johnstone – West Bromwich Albion
  • Fernando Pacheco – Alaves
  • Angelino – RB Leipzig
  • Ruben Aguilar – AS Monaco
  • Gaetano Letizia – Benevento
  • Alessio Romangoli – AC Milan
  • Sean Morrison – Cardiff City
  • Ellyes Skhiri – FC Koln
  • Davy Klaasen – Ajax
  • Florian Nehaus – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • Teun Koopmeiners – AZ Alkmaar
  • Miguel Veloso – Hellas Verona
  • Akihiro Ienaga – Kawasaki-F
  • Raphinha – Leeds United
  • Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
  • Philip Zinckernagel – FK Bodø/Glimt
  • Karl Toko-Ekambi – Lyon
  • Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich
  • Dominik Szoboszlai – RB Salzburg
  • Mbaye Diagne – Galatasary 
  • Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona
  • Wout Weghorst – Wolfsburg
  • Mama Samba Baldé – Dijon
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Early TOTW 10 leaks were right in confirming Benjamin Mendy as one of the IF cards this week.

There you have it – everything you need to know for Team of the Week 10 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team! Any players who thinking about getting your hands on? Let us know by tweeting us @UltimateTeamUK!